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Calendar of Events

ACN runs a comprehensive event calendar throughout the year specifically dedicated to advancing nurse leadership and the health profession. These events include:


Aug 20

ANZSOM Annual Scientific Meeting 2017, Fremantle, WA (20th – 23rd August 2017)
(includes optional pre-conference visit to Rottnest Island, 19th-20th August 2017)

Aug 21

We invite you join us in Sydney for the 2017 National Nursing Forum which will be held at The Star 21 – 23 August 2017.

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. Our theme this year, Make Change Happen, is a celebration of innovative nurses finding their power to make a difference to patients, communities and social determinates of health; nationally and globally.

Aug 23

Date: Wednesday 23 August 2017

Venue: Room A, Level 3, Event Centre, The Star, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont.

Getting to the Venue: Please refer to the venue website for further information.

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm (guests seated by 4:45pm)

Post-Graduation Reception: 6:00pm – 6:30pm

Information for Students:

Students are requested to meet prior to the Ceremony for marshalling and gown collection.  Please see details below.

Sep 04

The ACNP conference for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses will be hosted in Brisbane for the first time in 2017.

ACNP 2017 integrates NursePrac ED (Emergency Care) and new clinical streams including NursePrac CD (Chronic Disease) and NursePrac PC (Primary Health Care) with clinical highlights on mental health, women’s health, rural and remote, paediatrics and obesity.

Sep 04

The purpose of the one day How fit is your brain?® Mindfulness workshop is to provide a practical introduction into mindfulness and self-awareness practices, offering a deep understanding as to why you would want to embrace the practices. Participants will gain insight into the EYI education, activations and practices inclusive of meditation and breath. This workshop is practical based and utilises an engaging multimedia delivery for skill development, in a language that is today.

Sep 13

We invite you to join us on September 13 to hear from the inspirational Carolyn Salter. Be motivated by her stories from three completely different stages during her nursing career and enjoy the challenge to broaden your horizons.

Sep 14

The 3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference is hosted by Hunter New England Local Health District, The University of Newcastle and The University of New England. The Conference will be held on 14th & 15th September 2017 at Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX), Newcastle, NSW.

Sep 26

A one day course for Nurses on wound care in practice. This is a didactic and hands on course which will cover topics on how wounds heal, what prevents healing, acute wounds, chronic wounds, infection and antiseptics, wound and patient assessment, and decisions of what and how to dress wounds. This includes the demonstration of products, as well as the role and use of bandages and compression therapy.

Oct 26

Australasian Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health 2017 Conference

The three-day conference will bring together some of the brightest minds in perinatal mental health care and research from Australia and abroad to discuss the theme: When the Bough Bends: Resilience in the Perinatal Period.

Lectures, symposia and vibrant discussions will explore a range of topics, including:

Nov 28

Since 2002, Wellcoaches has delivered a gold standard of coach training, education, certification, and support, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine. Our programs are high-impact, science-based, and innovative, summarized in our textbook, the Coaching Psychology Manual, and are approved by the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching.

Nov 30

The Nursing and Midwifery Leadership Conference 2017 will be held on Thursday, 30 November to Friday, 1 December 2017 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The conference will centre around leading change and delivering care-effective, cost effective and performance-effective leadership. Nursing and midwifery executives, front-line leaders, educators and researchers will come together to celebrate and share their leadership insights and their achievements.

Dec 06

A one day course for Nurses on wound care in practice. This is a didactic and hands on course which will cover topics on how wounds heal, what prevents healing, acute wounds, chronic wounds, infection and antiseptics, wound and patient assessment, and decisions of what and how to dress wounds. This includes the demonstration of products, as well as the role and use of bandages and compression therapy.

Mar 21

Australian Healthcare Week is the LARGEST healthcare event in the region encompassing 3 topical summits: Health Facilities Design & Development, Digital Healthcare and Aged Care.

Set to take place at the ICC in Sydney Darling Harbour between 21-23 March, Australian Healthcare Week 2018 will be the one-stop-shop for the entire healthcare network across Australia and New Zealand.

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2018?

Apr 08

Join us on board Royal Caribbean International Explorer of the Seas for a 7-night cruise while participating in an Australian Resuscitation Council Advanced Life Support course (level 1). This course was developed for healthcare professionals in hospitals, general medical practices and community health facilities. The course focuses on developing foundation skills, knowledge and confidence in managing medical emergencies including the rapidly deteriorating patient and cardiac arrest.

May 23

The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) is a registered health promotion charity that serves the patient, the community and the perioperative profession to promote the prevention and control of disease.

ACORN’s vision is for Australian patients to receive the safest, highest quality perioperative care in the world.

ACORN works to achieve this vision by:

publishing evidence-based ‘best practice’ standards for perioperative services reviewing these standards regularly

Nov 10

Let's combine education with pleasure as we explore the eastern Caribbean together.

Nurses from all practice areas join us for an action-packed, memorable nine-day adventure, featuring education, networking, exploration, relaxation & fun. 

The Conference theme is:  "The Latest Advances in Health Care Delivery and their Implication for Nursing Practice"